"The inflammation's down a lot," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "The medication he took is working, so he's feeling pretty good."
The Mets' most versatile pitcher, Matsuzaka holds a 3.87 ERA in nine starts and 19 relief appearances. He has started, closed, set up and pitched in long relief.
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